We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Friday, as a weekend without the Reds in action draws closer.
Today’s Main Headlines
- ‘Full throttle’ Liverpool needed vs. Bayern Munich, says Robbo
A call to arms from the Reds’ popular left-back.
- Impressive maturity & focus on the future from Liverpool’s next potential wave of attacking talent
The Glatzel & Duncan partnership discussed.
- Praise for Liverpool’s best recent player as Jurgen Klopp highlights path to further success
“He’s in an outstanding shape”.
- How Harry Wilson and Herbie Kane can take next step to convincing Jurgen Klopp this weekend
A number of Liverpool loanees are in action.
- Klopp explains benefits of Liverpool squad’s latest training trip
Fingers crossed the Reds return home with a bang this time!
United Pair to Miss Liverpool Game
The Old Trafford side will have to make do without injured pair Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ruled them out on Friday.
“I think they will be out for two to three weeks looking at it now,” Solskjaer said.
Lingard and Martial were both injured during the first-half of United’s 2-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening.
Solskjaer’s men were never the same from that point on, with the duo’s energy missed after the break, which is sure to encourage Jurgen Klopp.
Wilson Wants Liverpool Stay
Harry Wilson has had a superb season on loan at Derby County, proving to be one of the Championship’s standout players.
The Welshman’s rich array of Goal of the Season contenders has seen him earn widespread acclaim, but does he have a future at Liverpool?
“The main focus this season is to get promoted with Derby.
“But Mason’s goal is to play for Chelsea and my goal is to play for Liverpool. I have always felt like a Liverpool player. Everything is going along the right path.”
Wilson will return to Liverpool at the end of the season, where pre-season may decide whether or not Klopp retains his services.
Robben Out of Liverpool Clash
Liverpool have been boosted by the news that Arjen Robben looks almost certain to miss Bayern Munich’s trip to Anfield on Tuesday, as well as the return leg in Munich.
That’s according to Bild, via Sport Witness, who spoke to Bayern doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt.
“It’s still not good. We try everything, but at the moment it is not so good,” Muller-Wohlfahrt said.
“Unfortunately, that’s exactly the problem, that they do not know exactly what it is. It’s really difficult.”
Robben remains a special player despite his advancing years and his influence will be an undoubted loss for the Bundesliga champions.
Franck Ribery and Kingsley Coman look set to start on either flank on Tuesday evening.
Nonsensical Klopp Rumour
Here’s a lovely bit of nonsense to finish the week.
According to Tuttosport in Italy, Klopp is wanted by Juventus and could leave Liverpool at the end of the season.
That is thought to be dependent on Massimiliano Allegri’s future with the Serie A champions, with some reports claiming he could move on this summer.
There is no chance of this happening, with Klopp more than happy at Anfield and journalist Raphael Honigstein even suggesting he will extend his contract if he wins the Premier League or Champions League.
Sometimes you can just tell when a transfer window is closed!